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Florida Dermatologists Elect Marc J. Inglese, MD, Society President

The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2015

Florida Dermatologists Elect Marc J. Inglese, MD, Society President

UntitledJACKSONVILLE, FL – The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS) recently elected Marc J. Inglese, MD, as President of the Society at its 2015 Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Inglese is the 77th President of Florida’s oldest medical society, established in 1930 and dedicated to excellence in all aspects of Medical and Surgical
Dermatology.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery is the State’s largest association of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons (www.fsdds.org).

Contact: Paula Baumgardner
904-880-0023
FSDDS@ATT.NET

Paula Baumgardner
Executive Director
Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
904-880-0023
904-880-0034  – FAX

‘LIP’ PUBLIC HEARINGS TO START

Action Alert‘LIP’ PUBLIC HEARINGS TO START
The state Agency for Health Care Administration on Wednesday will start holding a series of public hearings about a request to extend the $2.2 billion Low Income Pool program. The so-called LIP program, which funnels money to hospitals and other health providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients, is scheduled to expire June 30 unless it is extended by the federal government. Uncertainty about the future of the program has played a key role in a budget impasse in the Legislature. AHCA last week sent a request to the federal government to extend the program for two years. As part of that request, AHCA must hold public hearings and take public comment. The first hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando. The second hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at an AHCA office in Miami-Dade County, 8333 N.W. 53rd St., Doral. The third hearing will be at 2 p.m. Friday at AHCA’s headquarters, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.

 

Tallahassee Agency for Health Care Administration

2727 Mahan Drive

Building 3

Conference Room A

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Conference Call in #1-877-299-4502

Participant Code #265 591 27#

 

Public Notice Document Low Income Pool Amendment Request
Posted April 20, 2015

http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/statewide_mc/pdf/mma/Public_Notice_Document_LIP_Amendment_Req.pdf

 

Physician Extenders

Physicians often supervise physician extenders in their daily practice.  If you currently supervise any physician extenders or are considering supervising a Physician Assistant, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, an Anesthesiology Assistant or a Medical Assistant, take a few minutes and become familiar with the laws and rules related to supervising those extenders.  Remember, the physician is responsible for the actions of the extenders he/she supervises.

 

Grounds for Disciplinary Action; Action by the Board and the Department, Section 458.331(1)(dd), Florida Statutes, provides the following as grounds for disciplinary action: Failing to supervise adequately the activities of those physician assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, or anesthesiologist assistants acting under the supervision of the physician.

 

Below are applicable laws and rules related to various physician extenders.

 

Extender

Law

Rule

 

Physician Assistants

 

s. 458.347, F.S.

s. 458.348, F.S.

Rules 64B8-30, F.A.C.

 

Anesthesiology Assistants

 

s. 458.3475, F.S.

Rules 64B8-31, F.A.C.

 

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

 

s. 458.348, F.S.

Rule 64B8-35, F.A.C.

 

Medical Assistants

 

s. 458.3485, F.S.

NA

 

Where do you find the laws, rules and the Board web site?

Florida Statutes (laws): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

Florida Administrative Code (Rules): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

Board’s website: http://www.FLBoardofMedicine.gov

 

Florida Board of Medicine – License Status Types for Renewal

 

License Status Types for Renewal

The different status types of a medical physician license can be confusing.  The information below is to help you better understand the status of your license and the renewal requirements for each status.

CLEAR ACTIVE– The licensed practitioner is clear to practice his/her profession in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.  To renew this license, the fee is $389.  Note:  For the renewal in 2016, licenses renewing “Active to Active” will see a one-time reduced fee of $279.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

CLEAR INACTIVE– The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data, complete the Physician Workforce Survey,and update his/her financial responsibility.  To change an active license to inactive status at renewal, the fee is $389.  To renew this license “Inactive to Inactive”, the fee is $150.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

DELINQUENT –The licensed practitioner held a CLEAR ACTIVE or CLEAR INACTIVE license, but failed to renew the license by the expiration date. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data and update his/her financial responsibility.  The fees for renewing this status range from $510-$1099 and can be found under the Fees tab on http://flboardofmedicine.gov/medical-doctor-unrestricted.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

RETIRED – The licensed practitioner is not practicing in the state of Florida, but maintains a retired license status. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is not obligated to update his/her profile data.  The cost to change an active status license to a retired status at the time of renewal is $55. To request retired status, a physician must submit a signed statement which includes full name, license number, and mailing address.  This status is NOT subject to the CME requirements shown below.

 

CME Requirements: General Hours:     38

Medical Errors:       2

Domestic Violence: 2 Required every 3rd biennium-included in the 40 hours

Please Note:  The 2016 renewal represents the first year when reporting CME course completions will be mandatory.  Are you renewal ready?

The Florida Department of Health sends renewal notices to licensees at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of their license.  We encourage you to verify that your mailing address is correct in our system to ensure receipt of the renewal notice.

 

Pager Problem?

If you carry a pager through Capital Medical Services and experience a pager problem  while the CMS office is closed that requires immediate assistance, you can call Spok directly at 1-866-206-6635.  In many cases they can help you over the phone or assist you with a solution until we are back in the office.  Thank you!

CARING FOR PATIENTS IMPACTED BY INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE (2 Hour Domestic Violence CME)

Please join us on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00PM
at the Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning at Westminster Oaks
for our Membership Meeting and two-hour CME “CARING FOR PATIENTS IMPACTED BY INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE”  (2-Hour Domestic Violence CME) , Presented by: Suzanne L. Harrison, M.D., Associate Professor and Education Director, Family Medicine, FSU College of Medicine

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Expanding Care Through Telemedicine

Please join us on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00PM at the Maguire Center for Lifelong Learning at Westminster Oaks for our CME/Membership Meeting “Expanding Care Through Telemedicine” presented by Dean Watson, M.D. & Lauren Faison.

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CMS 2014 “Meet the Candidates” Reception

Announcing the Capital Medical Society’s 2014 “Meet the Candidates” Reception!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
CMS Members, CMS Alliance Members and Members of the Leon County Dental Association are cordially invited to attend.

Click Here to Register!